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Chautauqua to become Republic Connection!!!

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Jul 3, 2005
Chautauqua Airlines Renamed Republic Connection
Mon Sep 5, 2005 6:10 PM ET
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Republic Airlines Inc. (RJET: Quote, Profile, Research) said on Monday that its Chautauqua subsidiary would be rebranded as "Republic Connection".

Chautauqua Airlines currently operates as US Airways Express, Delta Connection, and American Connection throughout the United States as well as Canada.

CEO Brian Bedford said, "The Rebranding of our Chautauqua unit will allow us to lower our existing labor cost structure."

According to Bedford, Republic Connection will operate as a commuter air carrier bringing connecting passengers to what he termed, "mainline" Republic Airlines.</SPAN>

Existing Chautauqua employees will have the opportunity to interview for positions within Republic's mainline operation.
. (just kiddin. Had ya goin for a bit though, didn't I?)
Doesn't really sound like an American airline.

Makes me think of the Union of the the Soviet Socialist Republic, or the People's Republic of China.
I have a gut feeling that in the not too far distant future, there may be a degree or two of truth to this. (No, not RP "mainline" stuff.) I would not be at all suprised to see almost everything shift toward the Republic certificate, with either Shuttle or CHQ operating the redheaded-stepchild stuff for scope related purposes. Lets face it: Republic is a helluva lot easier to spell and pronounce.
Gotta love their "Prickyard" callsign.
Well, that hit a little close to home. TSA made a remarkably similar sounding statement around the beginning of the whole Hojet fiasco. It went something like this:

"We are starting a new company called HoJet which be a great, long term place to work. It won't be like TSA which was just a stepping stone. Hojet will be great, TSA sucks. There will be significant opportunities for current TSA employees to apply to Hojet."

The only difference is that they were serious.
just figured that since Republic was flying mainline airplanes...

...and Chautauqua's flying commuter airplanes...

(shrug) Mainline Chautauqua and Chautauqua Express. Don't blame me, I heard it from a CHQ guy.

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